At this year's "Fighting Bob Fest," an annual Madison gathering featuring progressive speakers and folk-style entertainment named after Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette, the liberal crowd went wild after journalist Greg Palast suggested that protesters pour urine rather than beer on Republicans.
“This is Wisconsin, this is the place where you had some guy pour a beer on the head of a Republican State Senator? No, no, no, that’s all wrong. You can’t do that. That’s just wrong. I’m from New York. If you’re going to pour beer on a Republican, you have to drink it first.”
The beer pouring incident that Palast first speaks of is in reference to Miles Kristan. Kristan was cited by Madison Police on Friday for disorderly conduct after an incident Wednesday evening when, according to police reports, Kristan dumped beer over the head of Republican Wisconsin State Representative Robin Vos at the Inn on the Park hotel bar.
As liberal extremists in Madison become more and more agressive, the Wisconsin-based Maclver Institute writes that conservatives have become frustrated with law enforcement's approach to the brazen protesters:
"The incident has brought to a head concerns by conservatives in Madison that law enforcement there have not taken threats to public safety seriously. Many on the Left, however, have openly mocked the incident as humorous and minimal, although most of this has come in the form of facebook and twitter postings and none in such a public fashion as Palast, an author and freelance journalist, brazenly did on Saturday."
If you recall many on the left were outraged and deeply offended by oak tag signs and alleged "spittle" at Tea Party rallies. Some of the signs were suggested to have "pushed the line of racism", despite news analysis that the vast majority of signs expressed concerns about the government's economic and spending policies not racially charged anti-Obama messages.
Greg Palast has reported for BBC television and the Guardian newspapers, and is known for forwarding conspiracy theories that John Kerry in fact won the 2004 Presidential election.